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Busy Tropics/Plant Veggies Today

By: Skyepony, 7:06 PM GMT on January 01, 2011


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When to plant what & how in Florida, South Carolina.

January gardening is best done for most the state during the warm spells. The cooler spells, just keep it watered & it should about tend itself. * means last month to plant.

North FL is planting more this month, nearly the full season range of veggies. Plant beets, Broccoli, Brussel sprouts, cabbage, Carrots, cauliflower, celery, kale, Kohlrabi, leek, Mustard, parsley, snow peas, potatoes, radish & turnips.

Central FL The 1st tastes of summer get planted this month & just about all the cool season veggies..plant eggplant, peppers, tomatoes, watermelon, beets, broccoli*, cabbage*, carrots, cauliflower*, celery, collards, kale*, kohlrabi, leek, lettuce, mustard, parsley, snow peas, potatoes, radish & turnips.

South FL Plant everything except cantaloupe, okra, sweet potatoes & strawberries.

From the moon calender of the Farmer's Almanac

January 2011
29th-30th Seeds Planted Now Will Grow Poorly And Yield Little.
31st Good Planting Day For Root Crops Where Climate Permits.
Local Weather~
Front moves over state, stalls & lifts north through the weekend. Little cooler at times, chance of showers. Best chance of rain over the next few days is for the north 1/2 of FL.

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